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Phil's BBQ

579 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078-1234
+1 760-759-1400
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“beef ribs” (26 reviews)
“baby back ribs” (27 reviews)
“onion rings” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
579 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078-1234
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Phil's but why do I have to ask for a knife? Would have told this to Phil's directly but the website has no "contact us" there. Give us a knife with our fork.

Thank CARedflame
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is great. The Service is top notch beginning with the greeting, the order taking, and ensuring that everything was going great for us. Two of us spilt the full rib rack and two sides. The other two spilt the $9.99 large pulled pork...More

Thank MN_TravellerMsp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Phil's BBQ is something of a legendary chainlette in San Diego, and I noticed on the map that one was just down the way from a shop we were patronizing on Grand Avenue. This is not the original store, and it is in a strip...More

Thank Liars N F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is known for its BBQ Ribs but they offer chicken also. My fiends say they love it because the give you lots of meat and Sauce! I personally liked the Chicken and asked for lite sauce (as don't cover it with sauce....just a...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always busy because the food and customer service are consistently good. We had a great time! We were with friends and everyone enjoyed their meal. This place is terrific!

Thank Holly P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For some reason, we do not have that many or really good BBQ places in San Diego, but luckily we have Phils BBQ in North County San Diego, San Marcos to be precise. It's a great place to pick up food and enjoy it at...More

Thank Mentalwais
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling through area and friends recommended meeting here. The boneless ribs were so delicious (and not as messy as the rib rack my husband ordered, though he also enjoyed his choice) Add tri-tips (thinly sliced sirloin) for an extra treat. The sides were...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am sorry to disagree with every one. This is the second time we have eaten at Phils. One in SAN and now San Marcos. The reason I go to Phils is cheap and filling food. This is not "Smoked" barbecue. Good barbecue can stand...More

Thank DBKuper
Reviewed January 30, 2018

This is a wonderful BBQ experience. Appropriate ambience. Great smells. The sliced tri tips on the El Toro sandwich, French fries or alone were outstanding. The bones ribs, cole slaw, potato salad were very good. Pasta salad was too oniony and baked beans bland. Woppy...More

Thank BurtO961
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Amazing BBQ ribs, sides are great, too. Good options for kids, comfortable seating. Nice selection of local beers.

Thank Marcus P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $20
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 579 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA 92078-1234
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-759-1400
  • E-mail
At Phils BBQ we combine the best barbecue, legendary service, and the biggest value to create a fast, casual, and fun experience. Our baby back, beef, and chicken dinners all come with your choice of sides, our most popular are the fresh cut fries and colossal onion rings! The full service bar features the tastiest craft beer in SD and tickers surround the restaurant so you can keep up with all your sports. We also cater! Phil's bbq has been awarded best bbq catering in SD year after year.
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